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Is Bigger Better?

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With images of well known celebrities constantly splashed across social media, television and print showing the latest “look” – it is easy to be confused when researching breast augmentation. First performed in 1963 breast augmentation has come a long way and technology of the implants have led to more predictable and more natural results. Breast augmentation or breast enlargement is one of the commonest surgical procedu...

French women don’t get face lifts!

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Joan, Kron, contributing Editor at Large, wrote on 26 December 2013 whilst reviewing Guiliano’s book, “Don’t believe the title of Mireille Guiliano’s new book, French Women Don’t Get Facelifts: The secret of Aging with Style and Attitude“ Pardonnez Moi! French Woman DO get face-lifts. Guiliano does advise her readers to consider liposuction, not for the hips, though, but for reducing neck fat. Interested? Make ...

Does your neck concern you when you look in the mirror or at photo’s?

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As we age, some  signs of the ageing process concern  patients more than others.  It is however not only ageing that is making surgical correction of neck problems becoming more and more commonplace. When patients start considering and investigating this procedure it is important to be aware that There  are three types of patients who will benefit from this surgery. Firstly the young patient in their late ...

Smoking Week

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Smoking and surgery – Not a good marriage! The patient in the above photo has "delayed healing". After a garage door falling on his head his surgeon created a skin flap in order to repair the damage. Being a regular smoker this skin flap has now died. Looking at the photo you can see necrosis happening around the edges of the wound. He now requires further surgery in hopes to save his scalp. However unless this patient...

Explaining volume loss & its role in the aging process

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As we age, skin may appear to droop as if gravity is pulling it down. However, it’s not just gravity that changes your face, it is biological ageing, sunlight exposure, lack of hydration and smoking. These factors can influence all layers in the structure of our face and contribute to the appearance of ageing. The first facelift was done by sir Harold Gillies, a London based New Zealandplastic surgeon. Indeed Sir Harold i...

Let’s talk about scars

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Scars are a consequence of surgery. Patients are naturally concerned about the size and quality of a scar and the long term result. All scars will improve over time but never completely disappear. The ideal outcome is a flat pale scar that is barely discern able but not invisible. Scar tissue is a normal result of the healing process and can be the result of injury, trauma or previous surgery. Scars are permanent in natu...